New Arrivals · Crafts

September 16, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Tape it & wear it : 60 duct tape activities to make and wear

September 15, 2014
Morgan, Richela Fabian.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Quintet book"--Title page verso.
We've seen it all, duct tape toys, wallets, cell phone cases, and tote bags--all amazingly creative projects that prove just how versatile this tool drawer staple can be, and it doesn't end there. Trend watchers have spotted the next stage of the duct tape revolution...and they're not just watching it, they're wearing it! Duct tape clothing has been featured on shows like Project Runway, on red carpets across the nation, and even at proms. Who better to demonstrate this technique than the duct tape diva herself Richela Fabian Morgan! Picking up where her two previous titles, Tape It & Make It and Tape It & Make More left off, Richela puts her infinite creativity to work to show us how to make completely hip, uniquely wearable skirts, hats, vests, and more out of duct tape. Easy to follow instructions, tips on tools and supplies, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and 60 amazing projects, makes Tape It & Wear It is a must have for crafty style mavens and fearless fashionistas everywhere.

Scissors, paper, craft : 30 pretty projects all cut, folded, and crated from paper

September 15, 2014
Leech, Christine.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Cutest ever baby toys to knit : over 20 adorable projects

September 15, 2014
Pierce, Val, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, [2014].
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Country style : home décor and rustic crafts, from chandeliers to coffee tables, bedcovers to bulletin boards ; bohemian, industrial, elegant, shabby chic

September 10, 2014
Örnberg, Anna, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"First published in 2011 as 'Inred lantligt på ditt eget sätt' by Anna Örnberg, Bokförlaget Semic, Sundbyberg, Sweden"--Title page verso.
Casual country romance -- Be a bookworm -- Silver shine -- Wings from a guardian angel -- Lovely lampshades -- Rugged romantic -- Tick tock-- time is precious -- Fancy dressing -- Fun and colorful -- Crochet a granny square -- Shabby freestyle -- Letters & numbers XL -- Industrial finery -- Make it metal -- Starry eyed -- A cheeky chalkboard -- Rope tricks -- A little less than perfect -- Breathe new life into old pallets -- Furniturus mobilis -- Military madness -- Romantic and elegant -- Stylish silhouettes -- Glistening gray -- The pride of The forest -- Creative style clash.
"A beautiful, rustic home isn't hard to create. With a splash of color, some pieces that pop, and a little bit of inspiration, even the most standard unit can be flipped into a country haven. Try elegant whites, industrial details, grandiose patterns, or some shabby chic. It's fun and easy to accomplish, and the results will make you proud. Liven up your space with such projects as: Vintage silhouette art; Antique book decor; Military bed covers; Doorframe bulletin boards; Wallpapering, crocheting, decoupage, and more! So take a quick trip to the flea market, the thrift store, or even the attic--it'll trigger the impulse to decorate! Plus, crafting and decorating is the best form of stress-relief. Paint, sew, sand, sculpt--work with your hands to clear your mind and make your home beautiful in the process. Featuring patterns, step-by-step instructions, and over one hundred photos, Country Style is the perfect how-to for decorators of all experience levels and with any type of home"-- Provided by publisher.

Beaded bracelets : 25 dazzling handcrafted projects

September 10, 2014
Jalajas, Claudine McCormack.
149 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Artful Christmas : 30 elegant craft projects

September 8, 2014
Wasinger, Susan, author.
Asheville : Lark, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.

Glitterville's handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting!

September 8, 2014
Brown, Stephen, author.
181 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville! Following the success of "Glitterville's Handmade Halloween," Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! "Glitterville's Handmade Christmas" is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, "yule" find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season!

Recycled chic : 30 simple ways to recycle, renew, and reinvent your pre-loved fashions

September 8, 2014
McKittrick, Amanda.
150 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Reprint. Originally published in 2012 by Murdoch Books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin Pty Limited.
Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects.

Shell art : a handbook for making shell flowers, mosaics, jewelry, and other ornaments

September 5, 2014
Krauss, Helen K.
New York : Dover Publications, 1976.
128 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

Made by yourself : 100% handmade designer DIY projects for the home, from furniture to accessories

September 3, 2014
Fehrentz, Peter, author.
London : Jacqui Small, 2014.
141 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Glass, ceramics -- Wood -- Leather -- Paper, cardboard -- Fabric -- Metal -- Stone -- Plastic.
DIY is all the rage and handmade objects guarantee individuality and sustainability--and for this reason they have once more become highly sought-after. Made by Yourself's ideas for furniture and small decorative crafts are 100% individual, while the step-by-step instructions, sketches, and patterns guarantee that they are surprisingly easy and fun to make. The many different kinds of materials--stone, wood, paper/cardboard, glass/porcelain, metal, plastic, textiles and leather--combined with the imaginative ways they fit into their environment make this both a practical and atmospheric book filled with sophisticated and creative ideas.

Project teen : handmade gifts your teen will actually love : 21 projects to sew

September 2, 2014
Mortenson, Melissa, 1973-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Creative tangle : creating your own patterns for Zen-inspired art

September 2, 2014
Reinhart, Trish, author.
126 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Candy aisle crafts : create fun projects with supermarket sweets

August 22, 2014
Levine, Jodi.
New York : Potter Craft, 2014.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"A super make-it book"--Cover.
"Supermarket goods become a crafter's toolbox for the 100 adorable craft and food craft ideas by the Craft and Kids editor of Martha Stewart Living. Lifelong crafter Jodi Levine turned her creative eye to everyday items found in any grocery store--or even just around the home--and dreamed up easy projects, many of which are edible. Learn how to transform candy, cereal, paper plates, and balloons into gorgeous and whimsical party favors, decorations, costumes, cards, wearable accessories, and more. Lushly illustrated with 200 color photographs, the book boasts lots of step-by-step photos to accompany the clear instructions. With an index that cross-references projects by usage and occasion (e.g. party activities, specific holiday ideas), Candy Aisle Crafts will be an exceptionally useful and fun guide to crafting the extraordinary from the ordinary"-- Provided by publisher.

Happy handmade home : a room-by-room guide to painting, crafting, and decorating a cheerful, more inspiring space

August 21, 2014
Larson, Elsie, author.
New York : Potter Style, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"Give your home a "happiness makeover" with the more than 90 DIY projects, decorating tips, and inspiring ideas in this first-ever home decor book from the creators of the mega-popular style blog A Beautiful Mess"-- Provided by publisher.

Kraft-tex style : kraft-tex combines the best of leather & fabric - sew 27 projects

August 18, 2014
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Creative image transfer : any artist, any style, any surface : 16 new mixed-media projects using TAP transfer artist paper

August 18, 2014
Riley, Lesley, 1952-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, [2014]
71 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Finding style : how to use today's versatile jewelry-making components

August 14, 2014
Miech, Irina.
Waukesha, Wisconsin : Kalmbach Books, 2014.
95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

Boycraft : loads of things to make for and with boys (and girls)

August 8, 2014
Duchars, Sara, author.
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Paper craft -- Stitch craft -- Creepy craft -- Wood craft -- Model craft -- Woolly craft.
Boys like making stuff. Actually, boys love making stuff, and not just model boats, paper aeroplanes, bows and arrows and catapults - although they love that too. Boys like knitting; scarves, hats, spiders and monsters. Boys like sewing - especially if they can use the sewing machine. They like cutting and sticking and gluing and sawing and hammering. However, sometimes people - both boys and their parents - need to be reassured that it's okay for boys to make things. BoyCraft does exactly that. BoyCraft is packed with over 50 projects to make for and with boys (and girls). It is illustrated with a mix of photographs and graphic-style illustrations.

Totally washi! : more than 45 super cute washi tape crafts for kids

August 8, 2014
Laz, Ashley Ann.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams, [2014]
159 pages : color illustrations ; 21
Includes index.

No-sew love : 50 fun projects to make without a needle and thread

August 1, 2014
Johnston, Ashley, author.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Running Press, [2014].
249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Though Ashley Johnston is comfortable with a needle and thread, having grown up with four sisters who wore clothes homemade by their mother, she began to hear from her blog readers that sewing machines can strike fear and dread into the hearts of many crafters. The complicated machinery, the fussy parts, and confusing pattern directions send many people running from crafts that require sewing. Ashley knows her adhesives, including fusible webbing, glue guns, binding tape, and more, and designed 50 projects that ordinarily require sewing to complete: but in NO-SEW LOVE, they're improved for the more casual, non-sewing crafter. There are throw pillows, grommet curtain panels, kids' clothing, cute holiday decorations, and even accessories for you! Projects are photographed at each step for crystal-clear directions, and they're all given a crafting level of beginner to advanced, for simplified outcomes. Get your no-sew on today!

Handmade personalized photo gifts : over 75 creative DIY gifts and keepsakes to make from your photographs

July 31, 2014
Visser, Carla.
[S.l.] : David & Charles, 2014
128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands

July 21, 2014
Hum, Liz, author.
Chicago : Triumph Books LLC, 2014.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-by-step instructions to creating anything you can dream up on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography, Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It's a must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.

Friendship bracelets all grown up : hemp, floss, and other boho chic designs to make

July 10, 2014
McNeill, Suzanne.
East Petersburg, Pa. : Design Originals, c2014.
63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Offers fresh ideas for expressing yourself with the texture and beauty of intricate knotwork. Find patterns for making chevrons, stripes, waves, diamonds and more, with step-by-step instructions for each knot pattern.

Earringology : how to make dangles, drops, chandeliers & more

July 10, 2014
Cooper, Candie, 1979- author.
[Asheville, North Carolina?] : Lark Jewelry & Beading, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Rubber band jewelry all grown up : learn to make stylish bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings and more

July 7, 2014
Dorsey, Colleen.
East Petersburg, PA : New Design Originals Corp., c2014.
48 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title and statement of responsibility from cover.
"Design originals #5474"--spine.

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